Apart from reproduction, the importance of sex cannot be underestimated most especially when it comes to any committed relationship. The ultimate goal is about intimacy, satisfaction, and sexual expression. There are many benefits which can be derived from sex including physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits. Having a better knowledge of these benefits will enable couples to recognize that sex in their relationships will not only help them but also help strengthen their relationships and create a wider sense of intimacy in a loving relationship. Whether it is a long-term relationship or relationship that has just begun, sex is an important thing which must be considered for the whole health of the two partners.
Physically, active sexual life can have many benefits, including a youthful look as a result of better nutrition habits and frequent exercise. Research shows that sexual activity burns calories and fat, but can also lead people to lead a healthier life in general. It was found that people who had sex regularly had a higher level of antibodies known as immunoglobulin A (IgA), which, according to researchers from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, helps to fight disease and protecting the body from colds and flu.
One other benefit of sexual relationships is that it helps us to sleep more comfortably and through better sleep, it helps to boost the immune system of the body. Another hormone called oxytocin which is released during orgasm has been shown to be beneficial to other parts of the body. Increased level of the brain reduces heart problems in both men and women. It can also help to reduce pain.
Frequent sex has many benefits for a woman, such as feeling a lighter period with fewer cramps. When the uterus contracts, it releases the body of compounds that can cause cramp and can oust blood and tissue more quickly, which bring a quicker end to your period. Sexual intercourse also reduces blood pressure and increases bladder control, which is important for women after delivery. Orgasm is associated with the reduction of prostate cancer in men and protection against endometriosis for women.
Sex has also been found to be beneficial for the emotional health of an individual including the whole health of the relationships. Sexual satisfaction is closely related to the quality of life in general. Increasing sex increases your sense of well-being and satisfaction with yourself.
When everything is good for you and your partner in bed, there will be an increase in your self-confidence in other parts of life. According to sex therapist Sandor Gardos, “when things go well in bed, you feel more confident and powerful in other parts of your life,” which makes us more daring and outgoing in life. It increases our self-esteem, a sense of attractiveness, desirability, ability, and self-confidence.
In our relationships, our there is an increase in our intimacy because of loving physical contacts resulting in a large amount of oxytocin released during sex and kissing. We have developed the desire to create a relationship, that is, the desire to cuddle and hold one another. Sex with a person you are not in love can still be comfortable but does not respond to an emotional need. So it’s best to keep this for someone you care about.
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